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    Gardens of the Moon

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Bone2pick, Sep 16, 2019.

    Question to those of you who have read it: does it have an ending where you need to continue with the series in order to be satisfied, or can it be read as a standalone novel?
     
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    I think it functions as a stand-alone. You'll pick up with characters and over-arching events as you get further into the series, but the book is a good, satisfying read on its own, imo. People seem to have a love or hate relationship with Erikson, though. Not a lot of middle ground.

    Erikson doesn't do much hand-holding, so you're left to piece together some of what is going on. I re-read Gardens of the Moon after I was about five books into the series and understood a number of things I missed the first time.
     
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    Nice. I'll put it in my TBR list then. I'm currently reading the Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook, and I've heard Cook influenced Erikson's Malazan series. I want to check it (Malazan) out, but I don't want to have to go deep in case it's not my thing.
     
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    You’ll definitely see the Black Company influence in the Malazan books.

    One thing I like about the books is that Erikson really takes worldbuilding to another level.
     

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